As NHL players continue off-season training in preparation for another run at the Stanley Cup, a select few will have a different trophy in their sights next month.
The World Cup of Hockey returns for the first time in 20 years this September, and a total of seven Winnipeg Jets players will take to the ice in the tournament, with an additional two heading to the event in staff roles.
Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler will suit up for USA, Ondrej Pavelec will wear the colours of the Czech Republic, Patrik Laine will represent Finland, while Mark Scheifele, Connor Hellebuyck, and Jacob Trouba will play for North America.
Team Europe will also have representation from the Winnipeg Jets, with Paul Maurice serving as an assistant coach to Ralph Krueger. Jason McMaster, Winnipeg's Equipment Manager, will have the same title with Europe as well.